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Breaking academia’s glass ceiling: Rise of women rectors

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 12 2019   /  12:47 am

The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in West Java has officially appointed its first female rector since the first-tier state university was founded almost a century ago, breathing new life into Indonesia’s male-dominated tertiary education sector.Civil engineering professor NR Reini D. Wirahadikusumah was named rector after securing the most votes from ITB’s board of trustees, beating incumbent Kadarsah Suryadi, who had led the campus since 2015, and Jaka Sembiring, kompas.com reported on Friday.According to the university’s official website, Reini earned her bachelor's degree at ITB and her master's and doctorate at Purdue University in Indiana, the United States. The website listed her expertise as construction management and engineering, as also shown by her list of publications.On a video uploaded on ITB's official YouTube channel in October, in which she provided her vis...